Police nab suspect wanted for bank robberies

31-year-old Jonathan Wright arrested Wednesday night


SAN ANTONIO – Police are giving credit to social media, tipsters and the news media for helping them arrest a man accused of robbing two banks in two days.

SAPD officers arrested 31-year-old Jonathan Wright Wednesday night on West Commerce just hours after asking for the public's help to track him down.

Police said Wright went into the Wells Fargo Bank in the 100 block of San Saba on Tuesday and gave the teller a note demanding money.

Officers said Wright appeared to be conducting normal bank business so no one knew he was robbing the bank.

Police also believe he robbed a bank Wednesday in the 900 block of Basse. He has not been charged for that robbery.

After the second robbery, police put out information through Facebook and news media. Crime Stoppers tips began to roll and led police to Wright.

"They picked him up and did a really good job of sneaking up on him undetected and swooping in and placing them under arrest without incident. He couldn't even think about putting up a fight," said Sgt. Javier Salazar with SAPD.

According to public records, Wright has also been convicted of theft in recent years.